Last weekend the Crewroom Road Show team loaded-up our newest Summer Collection from Putney HQ and hit the road bound for Wales and The Long Course Weekend. We always love this event – it’s electrically fast-paced, competitive and ultra-fun.
Since the debut of the event in Tenby in 2010, over 7000 competitors have attempted the terrain, and the event brings thousands of spectators and businesses to join in the fun. It’s a truly unique race where athletes complete a full Ironman distance triathlon but split over 3 days, with the 2.4 mile Wales Swim on day one, the 112 mile Wales Sportive ride on the second day, and finishing with the Wales Marathon 26.2 mile run on the final day. Competitors have an option to just complete one event as an individual race or compete in all three.
The Long Course Weekend takes place in stunning Tenby, Pembrokeshire (south west Wales) and the course boasts some of the most breath-taking views. Generally only half of the competitors are able to complete the event each year - maybe it’s the distractingly beautiful views or it could be down to the fact that Long Course Weekend is regarded as one of the toughest courses in the world. The atmosphere is upbeat and exciting from the first burst of fireworks at the start of the swim to the finale with the now renowned after-party – and in Wales, they really do know how to party!
The Crewroom team had a fantastic weekend meeting the competitors and spectators, ranging from the friendly folk of wales, some fellow Londoners to international visitors – a fantastic turnout!
The weekend is bananas, quite literally, with over 12,000 halves of bananas given to athletes from the feed stations throughout the weekend. A Crewroom favourite is the ‘Run with a Loved One’ channel, where kids can complete the last part of the run with adults. Hundreds of people cheering the competitors by name is another highlight of the event and, undoubtedly, that’s got to one be of the best feelings in the world for those toughing it out.
Alongside the main event, Crewroom set-up shop and showcased our summer collection which proved a hit. Here’s to The Long Course Weekend 2019.
LCW WOMEN'S TOP SELLERS
The Essence Vest, £29
The perfect piece of kit for the Long Course weekend Marathon and Sportive - a beautifully soft vest made with a lightly spun technical jersey. The technical fabric is lightweight, breathable, wicking and stretches. The flattering racer back provides comfort and allows movement when you need it most. We have incorporated some subtle reflective detailing in the cross seam making this a very functional yet attractive vest - a Long Course Weekend must-have.
The Endurance Short, £45
These women’s shorts tick all the boxes as a great Long Course Weekend companion. Our Evertek Nylon Stretch fabric is ensures comfort in any conditions with technical properties: breathable and wicking, thermal regulation & wind resistant. Designed to help you train and compete in style, while still looking fabulous. Flattering touches include a wide waistband, bonded hem and laser cut detail. Not forgetting secure zip pockets for safe stashing.
LCW MEN'S TOP SELLERS
The Fuel Vest, £38
Inspired by the Mont Blanc mountain marathon runner, yet so versatile, it’s worn at competitive events globally. Built for performance with durable non-pilling fabric, Polygiene antibacterial treatment and breathable mesh panels, this vest is ready for some serious mileage. Ready to be put through its paces while providing ultimate comfort including clever built-in thermal regulators – a must have when on one of the toughest courses in the world!
The Speed Short, £49
Lightweight shorts with four-way stretch fabric for ultimate manoeuvrability. Laser-cut detailing and bonded seams make for clean, flat lines whilst the breathable and wicking internal liner shorts will keep you feeling comfortable and dry. Long Course Weekend competitors love our clever additions to give them that edge on race day including two secure zip pockets to stash supplies.
Photography credit: Long Course Weekend and lcwwales.com